Maggie Gyllenhaal, whose last big screen role was in Crazy Heart in 2009, is reportedly gravitating towards the planned HBO series adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections. The Daily Mail reports that the series is shaping up towards a planned 40-episode run, with a two-hour pilot directed by Noah Baumbach. As sauerkraut chef Denise, she’d be joining a previously reported cast including Ewan McGregor as Chip Lambert and Chris Cooper and Dianne Wiest as their parents. “There are rumours that Rhys Ifans might end up doing a cameo as a Lithuanian,” reads the Daily Mail-ese. Apparently, expanding the novel out into 40 hours means that not merely will that offbeat, out-of-nowhere Lithuanian subplot not disappear, but that the Lithuanian characters will be played by name actors, albeit famously creepy ones!
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